The “Philippine Allotment Garden Manual is a product of research and extension activities of the Periurban Vegetable Project (PUVeP) of Xavier University College of Agriculture in cooperation with the city government of Cagayan de Oro, barangay administrations, local communities as well as universities and local government units from Germany and Belgium.
What started in October 1997 as an international research project on urban and periurban vegetable production, has resulted in eight allotment gardens for almost 100 urban poor families of Cagayan de Oro, a city in the Philippines.”
“So what’s the relation to sanitation?” you may ask…well, they’re using Urine-Diverting Dehydration Toilets on all allotment gardens – which (among the provision of sanitational facilities) allow a reuse of treated faeces and urine as soil conditioners and free fertilizer.
The Philippine Allotment Garden project also provides answers to the question of urban farming – a challenge for the 21st century that may go hand in hand with proper sanitation.
The latest version of the “Philippine Allotment Garden Manual with an Introduction to Ecological Sanitation” of Xavier University’s Periurban Vegetable Project (PUVeP) is now available online as a PDF (0,8 MB).